Whether you’re staying in a furnished apartment for a few weeks, months, or even a few years, there’s nothing worse than feeling unwelcome or out of place in your abode, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar city where you don’t know too many people or anyone at all. A common misconception regarding temporary corporate housing and short- or long-term rentals in general is that there are rigid rules and regulations that prevent tenants from being able to personalize their temporary living spaces. While some landlords do have strict policies in place, there are still tons of easy and affordable ways to make temporary corporate rentals feel more like home without having to delve into complex renovations. You should be able to go home to a place that feels, well, like home!
Here are a few easy tips that you can implement to help make the transition a lot smoother. As a disclaimer, though, you should always consult with your landlord before embarking on making even moderate cosmetic changes to your temporary living space.
Surround Yourself with Indoor Plants
Plants add a much-needed sense of beauty, liveliness, and a splash of colour to even the drabbest spaces. Unfortunately, not all landlords allow their tenants to make temporary cosmetic changes, so adding a few brightly coloured flowers sporadically throughout the short-term living space can make a world of difference and create a more uplifting atmosphere.
Hang Personal Photos on the Walls
Adorning the walls of a living space with personal photos of family and friends can make the place feel like someone actually lives there. Being surrounded by the friendly and familiar faces of your loved ones is a great way to assuage any feelings of homesickness you may be experiencing by serving as a constant reminder of their presence in your life, even when you’re far apart from them.
Add Decorative Pillows and Cushion Covers
Does your new residence need an additional pop of colour to liven it up a little? Decorative pillows and cushions are an inexpensive and versatile solution to this problem. The best part is that you can replace them as often as you want and you can take them with you when it’s time to move again.
Include Different Textures and Lighting Fixtures
You can add different layers of style and contrast by incorporating bold floor lamps, shades, floor-length curtains, and even funky lighting fixtures into your apartment’s décor. Of course, you should always check with your landlord before replacing any lighting fixtures. Always make sure to keep the old ones in storage in case your landlord requires you to reinstall them before moving out.
For the duration of your stay in a corporate housing rental apartment, you should always feel comfortable and right at home. MAC Furnished Residences Inc. provides state-of-the-art fully furnished apartments, but our top priority is to ensure the comfort and overall satisfaction of our tenants, which is why we encourage them to redecorate their abodes as they see fit. To learn more about our outstanding suites throughout Canada and abroad, please contact us.